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It’s 2018—Reach Digital Maturity and Modernize Your IT Infrastructure or Face the Realities of Digital Disruption

If you want to reap the benefits of the cloud, you need to set the foundation for success with a modernized IT infrastructure and managed services.

Today’s technology is intertwined with our work and personal lives, and it’s easy to forget just ten years ago, we were in a very different place. In 2008, there were no Uber’s, 4G phones, digital assistants, gig economy, or autonomous vehicles.

Why are we visiting this technological time capsule? Because, while the pace of change has accelerated in the last decade, the IT infrastructures of most businesses remain locked in the past. Some are operating on decades-old legacy equipment, cobbling together aging tech with new applications and services, creating a monolithic, immovable beast. Surprising (to some), our government is a perfect example of this.

According to the Government Accountability Office, there are government agencies actively using technology that is as much as 56 years old. By today’s standards, these technologies are ancient and not only slow progress; they create massive amounts of risk. Of course, government agencies aren’t the only examples of legacy equipment leaving gaps in security and slowing the pace of innovation to a crawl. Businesses, from SMB’s to large Enterprise organizations are working with cobbled together infrastructures that more closely resemble Frankenstein than the clean and automated environments we’d like to envision.

“…The Department of Defense uses 8-inch floppy discs in a legacy system that coordinates the operational functions of the nations nuclear forces. In addition, the Department of Treasury uses assembly language code—a computer language initially used in the 1950’s and typically tied to the hardware for which it was developed.”Government Accountability Office

At the same time, every tech blogger on the Internet is publishing articles discussing the virtues of migrating to the cloud. And while nearly every business today is doing something in the cloud, or something digital, determining the right cloud approach is as unique and individualized as your business and your employees. Simply put, there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to the cloud and IT modernization.

Should your business be in the cloud? The short answer is yes. Yes, your business needs to be doing something in the cloud. How you get to the cloud is a decision based on the specific needs of your company. Private, public, hybrid, multi-cloud—at iConvergence, the approach we suggest and implement for you is based on a holistic understanding of what will align with your specific needs and goals. This not only optimizes performance, freeing up your IT team to focus on business initiatives, but it also saves cost.

That being said, the underlying infrastructure needs to be modernized if you wish to make the most of your migration (in any capacity) to the cloud.  Adding new equipment, services and features to an aging infrastructure, in the long run, creates an expensive, time-consuming, monstrous beast, and no one wants to deal with that. Our consultative process looks beyond your technology to determine the ideal, most cost-effective approach to modernization and our managed services ensure the ongoing performance and success of your business and technology, leaving your IT teams free to work on what they do best.

At iConvergence, we create a plan to tackle the specific issues of your business and construct a tailored managed services solution to fit.

If you’d like more information on how to improve your business, save dollars and free up time for strategic initiatives with managed services from iConvergence, give us a call or fill out the form below.

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